Library Resource Specialist
Decatur Public Schools - Decatur, IL

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TITLE: Library Media Resource Specialist


1. Five years of successful library/ teaching experience preferred

2. Demonstrated expertise in area of qualification

3. Holds Master's Degree in Education or Library Science

4. Possesses Illinois State Certificate and Library Endorsement

5. Able to organize time, space, materials, and groups

6. Able to recommend, implement and evaluate instructional strategies and materials in required curriculum area

7. Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills

8. Exhibits knowledge in diagnosis and assessment of instruction across curriculum areas

9. Functions as a team member

10. Able to propose, develop and implement staff development training


Director of Special Programs


Central Administration
Building Principals
School staff
Parents Students
Community Agencies
Professional Development Institute Personnel
Appropriate agency contact personnel including state and regional library systems


To assume leadership, provide professional development in educational best practices, and facilitate quality services for district students.

(The following are the essential fundamentals to include but not limited to the following job duties.)

1. Provide support and direction for School Improvement Planning.
2. Facilitate alignment of district curriculum, instruction, professional development, library, technology, and assessment practices.
3. Provide technical support/leadership in on-going professional development focused on school improvement process.
4. Maintain library specialist responsibilities in designated areas as required.
5. Provide leadership in "best practices" grounded in scientifically-based research in literacy.
6. Mentor and assist library staff and teachers to insure continuation of programs and instruction.
7. Select, acquire, process and circulate materials as required.
8. Work closely with teachers to coordinate library media materials, technology, and activities with the curriculum.
9. Provide ongoing collection analysis and development for libraries staffed by Library Media Assistants.
10. Supports district Reading is Fundamental Program, School Library Per Capita Grant, and other grants as applicable.
11. Implement applicable grants to enhance the library media program.
12. Manage the library data base system.
13. Oversee and implement district library budget; manage building library budgets.
14. Prepare required reports for local, regional, state, and federal entities.
15. Oversee processes and procedures at the District Learning Resource Center.
16. Inspire the use and enjoyment of the library by students and teachers.
17. Promote reading as a source of enjoyment for all students and make available both print and non-print materials which will encourage reading.
18. Provide orientation programs for students and staff.
19. Work with the principal in planning expenditures and organization of the facilities as needed.
20. Advise school leadership and district staff in the advancement of literacy and library technology for the needs of the district.
21. Other duties as assigned.


Wages, terms, and conditions of employment pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement between the Decatur Education Association and the Decatur Public Schools #61 Board of Education.

At times this position may require more than the work day to perform the essential duties of the position, therefore, this position allows for flex time due to meetings and duties that may extend beyond the professional work day. The flex time will be coordinated with the Director of Special Programs.


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel and provisions set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee may be required to work at multiple agency locations as necessary.

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